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  • From: "Michael R. Gettes" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] Lo-fi wireframes
  • Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:02:11 +0000
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We made a simple tweak to allow someone to specify a comma separated list for the case of multiple subjects to the same group.


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From: Tom Barton <>
Date: 12/17/2012 14:59 (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] Lo-fi wireframes

+1 to assigning a subject to multiple groups in one step. Maybe there should be a top level (middle column level) Membership Assignment activity, not centered on a specific group. This could be a good use of Favorites to ease the identification of the set of groups for which memberships will be managed.

I wonder if we should focus on the new Service concept where we used to think of Types (eg, the list mail "service"). Types per se will go away I think when we convert away from legacy attributes.


On 12/17/2012 1:47 PM, Gagné Sébastien wrote:

In bulk import there’s an option to let you enter Subject IDs manually in a textbox (one per line), this options gives you the option of not creating a file, this seemed to be interesting in the formation we gave our users.


One feature they REALLY wanted is to assign multiple Users to multiple Groups. A common use case would be to give new employees basic access to different groups (printer, locals, network shares, etc.) I think this feature was suggested in the poll (assign multiple groups to one user)


I’m not all that familiar with group types either, but one use case we were looking at was to create a group type for distribution list. In that case a user could select the “distribution List” group type and a pre-populated “email” attribute would be added to the group and be synced to our LDAP. This isn’t done yet, but might be a use case.



De : Michael Girgis []
Envoyé : 17 décembre 2012 14:38
À : Gagné Sébastien
Cc : ; Brenda Janish
Objet : Re: [grouper-dev] Lo-fi wireframes


See feedback below.


On Dec 17, 2012, at 1:12 PM, Gagné Sébastien wrote:


Those wireframes look good, I don’t have much to add but here are a few comments :


Our end users don’t have admin rights on most of the groups, but they are allowed to change memberships. For the left column I mostly see ADMIN rights. Seeing folder and groups where the user as at least Update would be better in our case. Maybe that could be configured.


Makes sense to me.


I think I read it somewhere, but favorites should be saved when the user comes back with a new session.


Yes, that is implied but will be spelled out more clearly.


Showing the member count in the folder view is a very good idea and was one of the requested feature of our users


In the “view a group” navigation arrows could be at the top (or both, or always visible and hovering like gmails button at the bottom). If the group has a large number of members, the arrows will be hidden, as will the total number of members.


Add people : it would be nice if we could choose multiple persons in the Find People. Something like having a “Add to list” button after selecting the member that would add the member to a list (with “remove” buttons) on the bottom and then you’re able to search for a new one until you select the “Next” button. Maybe that’s covered in the bulk import.


My thoughts were that would be covered in the bulk import. That said, I can see how it would be helpful to be able to add at least two or three members at a time without being expected to create an import file.


Bulk export would be a much welcomed feature. Our users want to be able to export folder (Scope ONE or Scope SUB) and Group members including direct and/or indirect members including which group made him an indirect member


How will group types be handled ?


I'm not very familiar with group types yet, so I'll need to learn more about them. Is management of group types something geared towards basic/intermediate users, or is it more for advanced users?



De :  [] De la part deMichael Girgis
Envoyé : 13 décembre 2012 11:14
À :  Dev
Cc : Brenda Janish
Objet : [grouper-dev] Lo-fi wireframes


Hi everyone.


Below, you'll find a link to a first pass at lo-fidelity wireframes for the Grouper 2.2 UI. A few notes before you take a look:


* These wireframes are only intended to convey the general direction I'm taking with the UI design and are clearly not fully spec'd or developed.

* Only a few key screens are represented here, related to the most common tasks of viewing/editing folders, groups and users.

* The first two pages simply describe the various page components in the three-column layout.


These wireframes will be used to validate that users can do the most basic tasks of navigating the site and finding and editing entities. So I'm mainly interested in higher-level feedback regarding the overall approach/layout, and less so the more granular functionality which may not yet be fully developed. Please feel free to email me directly with feedback.



If you have a lot of feedback you'd like to share and you don't mind creating an account on yet another website, let me know and I'll create an account for you on, where you'll be able to add notes directly to the screenshots.


Thanks in advance for your feedback!


Michael Girgis

University of Chicago


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